The United States and Japan should collaborate with each other to keep their edge, as China increasingly becomes a competitor in high-tech sectors.
Washington and Tokyo should continue to consult with each other to ensure that trade frictions with China do not disrupt their economic relationship.
Washington and Tokyo should remain in sync as they respond to China’s resurgence in various domains.
Washington and Tokyo should continue to ensure that their shared values of transparency and openness are reflected in their regional postures.
To preserve their shared values, the United States and Japan should closely watch how China views different aspects of the international order.
Despite being bound by a number of linguistic, cultural, economic, and philosophical ties, the relationship between China and Japan has often been defined by mutual suspicion and even conflict, which has left deep and persistent scars that continue to challenge bilateral relations.
Tokyo has claimed that the new trade restrictions are the result of concerns over South Korean export controls, which Japan insists could let sensitive materials cross into North Korea or China.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s campaign against colonial-era pro-Japanese collaborators is an overlooked yet critical bilateral issue, linked to the United States and diplomacy with North Korea.
Many challenges to U.S.-Japan collaboration threaten the effective development of Japan’s newest and most ambitious fighter aircraft program, the F-3.
Trilateral defense coordination offers Japan, South Korea, and the United States an important avenue to advance their mutual interests and support peace and security in the Asia Pacific.